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harmonyMiningmx reports that Harmony Gold might not restore full mining at its SA operations until August as the return of migrant workers to the country is taking longer than anticipated.  

Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony Gold, indicated in an interview:  “We have 7,000 migrant workers that have to return.  We think we have got all the approvals in place, but that (full return of workers) won’t be until the middle of July.  We are only getting about 300 people per day through the border post.  We are confident in our gold production numbers but the mines will not be synchronised.”  Migrant gold mineworkers who went home during SA’s 21-day lockdown that commenced in March have been prevented from returning as borders have been closed in the wake of the Covid-19 related lockdowns.  The Minerals Council SA said earlier this month that the return of about 9,500 foreign mineworkers would only begin from 15 June owing to delays in re-opening borders with neighbouring countries.  Roughly 10% of the SA mining sector’s 450,000 employees hail from SADC countries, predominantly Mozambique and Lesotho.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by David McKay at Miningmx

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